International Indigenous Salmon Seas Symposium
ABOUT THIS EVENT
90% of wild salmon have gone extinct and Indigenous Peoples from the Salish Sea to Russia are sounding the alarm: the cumulative impact of habitat loss, pollution, overharvesting, and climate change have led salmon to the brink of extinction. This salmon crisis also threatens the Indigenous cultures, the Salmon Peoples themselves, and their food systems, economies, and lifeways which depend upon salmon.
This week, an historic gathering of community leaders, fishers, and knowledge-keepers from Salmon peoples of the Salish Sea, Bering Sea, and Sea of Okhotsk will take place at the International Indigenous Salmon Seas Symposium.
But indigenous communities are fighting back: summoning the power and practices of ancestral knowledge, and building alliances across rivers and watersheds of the three salmon seas, to defeat proposed mines and dams which act as barriers to salmon runs and stand as monuments to colonization.
Join us this Sunday for a special live-streamed program of ceremony, song, and speakers from the gathering, organized by Se’Si’Le.
Registration is required for this event; there is no fee to register. After your registration is approved, you will receive a message by email with information on how to join.
This is an online event.